Dignity - Biography

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DIGNITY was founded in fall 2006 by drummer Roland Navratil and keyboarder Frank Pitters.
At that time Roland was member of the band Edenbridge with whom he recorded five studio albums and one live album. Martin Mayr and John Boy Bastard completed the DIGNITY line up. Martin and Frank knew each other for years. They both played in the band Invictus and recorded a demo in 1999. In winter the band began working on the songs and finally recorded the first demos.

In April the songs for the album "Project Destiny" were selected and the band started to search a matching vocalist. Roland quit Edenbridge to focus on DIGNITY. In May the band started by recording drums, bass, and guitars at the "WildOneStudio" in Vienna. In the meantime they were rehearsing different vocalists but none of them seemed to fit the songs. At the end of the summer Martin finished his guitar studies at the university and focused on the band. The Columbian artist Felipe Machado Franco took care of the script, the cover, and the artwork for "Project Destiny".
In October, the band found in the Swedish singer Jake E the perfect vocalist. While Jake worked on the lyrics and the vocal lines, Frank improved the keyboard sounds.

In late January, early February Jake E came to Vienna and recorded the vocals. In the end of February Roland and Frank went to Sweden to get the CD mixed by Jonas Kjellgren at the Black Lounge Studios. The mastering was done by Mika Jussila at the Finnvox Studio. In summer DIGNITY signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The album "Project Destiny" was released at the end of August in Europe. North America and Japan followed in September and October the same year.

Source: http://www.dignityband.com/band